Endoscopic sphincterotomy plus large-balloon dilation versus endoscopic sphincterotomy for removal of bile-duct stones.

@article{Heo2007EndoscopicSP,
  title={Endoscopic sphincterotomy plus large-balloon dilation versus endoscopic sphincterotomy for removal of bile-duct stones.},
  author={Jeung Ho Heo and Dae Hwan Kang and Hyo Jin Jung and Dae Sik Kwon and Jin Kwang An and Bo Suk Kim and Kyung Duk Suh and Sang Yong Lee and Joo Ho Lee and Gwang Ha Kim and Tae O. Kim and Jeong Heo and Geun Am Song and Mong Cho},
  journal={Gastrointestinal endoscopy},
  year={2007},
  volume={66 4},
  pages={720-6; quiz 768, 771}
}
BACKGROUND Endoscopic sphincterotomy (EST) to remove bile-duct stones is the most frequently used endoscopic technique. Few reports exist regarding application of large-balloon dilation (LBD) after EST for treatment of patients with bile-duct stones. OBJECTIVE To compare the effect of EST plus LBD with that of EST alone. DESIGN A prospective randomized controlled trial. SETTING A large tertiary-referral center. PATIENTS AND INTERVENTIONS Two hundred consecutive patients with bile-duct… CONTINUE READING
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